Friday, August 22, 2014

Watercoloring with Stampin' Up! Ink Pads

Bloom With Hope - Hostess Only Set
Today's card features a simple watercoloring technique and the Stampin' Up Bloom with Hope stamp set. This set is exclusive for Stampin' Up! hostesses and has become one of my "go to" sets. If you want to find out more about how you can get this stamp set for FREE send me an email or leave a message in the comments.

Watercoloring with Stampin' Up! Ink Pads
To watercolor the image all I needed was a Stampin' Up! ink pad and an Aqua Painter. 

Watercoloring with an ink pad and Aqua Painter is as easy as 1,2,3...
  1. Squeeze the ink pad pressing the top to the bottom.
  2. When you open it you should have a small pool of ink in the top. 
  3. Use your Aqua Painter to pick up the ink and apply it to your image.

Hints & Tips
  • An Aqua Painter is a small paint brush with a water reservoir in the handle (picture below). Although they are nice to have since they eliminate the need for a separate water container and the chance of messy spills, any small paintbrush will work.
  • I used Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper for my card. It was free during Sale-A-Bration last year and is no longer available...You can use any Stampin' Up! paper and just pick a coordinating color ink pad for your flowers.
  • Use Memento black ink for stamping your image before you watercolor and let it dry for about 30 won't bleed.
  • I stamped and watercolored on Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock. As long as you don't use too much water this works fine...If you think you might be heavy handed with the water - use watercolor paper. 

Stampin' Up! Supplies used to create today's card:
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Happy Crafting!

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